Dead information sites for JWs searching for the truth about the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society

Dead sites for Jehovah's Witnesses searching for the truth about the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society

Well these are the ones that I am aware of over the last year or so and there would be many more that I don't know about. Also if you are looking for information these sites are no longer active. However anyone curious about these sites should find this page interesting.

So what makes a site dead? A slightly tricky classification. Mainly if a web site returns nothing, DNS address could not be found, or Server not found etc, that's pretty much a good indication. But I have noticed some sites return a blank page or junk or domain provider advert saying parked. And one isitdown check returned Parked or site currently under maintenance. But if a site stays out of action for a long time it is probably a good indication that it is in the process of dying or dead.

And a site may actually put a sign there saying that it is under reconstruction. Any doing that are not dead and will not be on this page. But I will put the rest here and if any pop back up into activity they will be removed from here and put back on my general rated sites page.

Also because a site is no longer with us does not mean that it was a bad site. Just that it's no longer with us—it has passed into the ethernet of the world wide web. And does not necessarily mean the group running the site was good or bad either. Both are here.

And groups may continue on though some don't. For example some sites have mutated—the group has moved to another site, like say facebook. Some groups have gone in that direction. The ones here are basically sites I have previously rated and the information still exists though removed [or not] from my current rated sites page. These are the ratings I gave these sites while they were active. Enjoy.

Armageddon Museum CULT101 Danny Haszard - Watchtower Whistleblower Ex Jehovah's Witnesses of Los Angeles exjw REUNITED Jehovah's Witness Blog Jehovah's Witness Outreach Project Jehovah's Witness Truth Jehovahs Witnesses Revealed JW Alumni TAZE Watchtower & Awakening Watch Tower Investigation

Armageddon Museum
http://armageddonmuseum.com/

My last gathered info dated before 16 Aug 2015 follows...

"Bloopers and Deformities from the materials and lectures of leaders in the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society"

Honestly I don't know what to make of this one. Whether this is a complete sendup—or all completely legit.

I'll leave that to any JWs who have a look at this. Get back to me on this one. Will rate as very good until otherwise.

Seems to have a lot of curious stuff here. Some link to their own site and some do not. For example, one reference to a Saturday Evening Post article bounces to
http://www.catholic-forum.com/members/popestleo/armageddoninc.html.

Actually I followed that link and found the following:

Historical Publications
Relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses

Links to Sources & Articles Relating to Watchtower History
http://www.catholic-forum.com/members/popestleo/jwhistory.html

And looks like an awful lot of stuff just on that page too—a veritable treasure trove!
Anyway whichever, this site looks like quite a lot of fun!

Some of the articles open on a large Christian site so no obvious anti-Bible agenda etc.

Jehovah rating: Very Good

CULT101
https://cult101.com/
Formerly
TAZE
http://taze.co/
JW Alumni
http://jwalumni.org/
Main site appears dead but facebook page still open:
https://www.facebook.com/cult101dotcom/

Added 20 Oct 2017.

Hi, I’m Misha Verollet, I live in Vienna (Austria), and I’m a business consultant for a digital agency as well as a freelance writer and cult expert. I am the author of the book Goodbye, Jehova! which was published under the pseudonym of Misha Anouk.

On CULT101, I aim to share my experiences with cults and the extensive research on this subject. Some of the content you find here is taken from my former projects JW Alumni and Taze.

After extensive Bible studies and research, I came to the conclusion that the doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religious scam and it is not for me. Therefore, active Jehovah’s Witnesses would probably consider me an apostate. I bear no grudge against Jehovah’s Witnesses on an individual basis. But I believe that any religion should be open to scrutiny and criticism to incite to reform. I have acquired extensive knowledge about cults and religious control groups and aim to share this knowledge here.

Technically, anybody who believes in Jehovah but may disagree with interpretations of the “faithful and discreet slave”, no matter how minor the disagreement may be, is an apostate. ... I like to think of myself as an Alumnus of the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses, on account of the fact that I have graduated to a new, self-determined life beyond the Watchtower. ... I am exerting the free will and power of choice that was bestowed upon me – either by a God Creator or by Evolution, depending on what you believe in now.

Personally, I prefer to view myself as an alumnus: an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness.
https://cult101.com/about/

"either by a God Creator or by Evolution, depending on what you believe in now"
Sounds like no bias either way? Not quite. Articles on the site are pretty much supportive of Evolution and the view that religion is pretty bad. For example the book page recommendation has

ESSENTIAL READING FOR CULT SURVIVORS

God Is Not Great:
How Religion Poisons Everything

by Christopher Hitchens
https://cult101.com/essential-reading-for-cult-survivors/

Now granted this site supposedly is about helping people caught up in cults so maybe we could excuse Misha for listing books like this but nevertheless a title like this suggests little or no support for God or any religion at all. So we definitely could not support this site. But should it be completely avoided? The following answers this question.

Opening taze.co, Misha's previous site, gives the following information:

Say Goodbye to Taze. And Hello to CULT101.

We’re moving. Thank you for your support. You will find a selection of our content at the new website www.cult101.com.

Do you know our atheist web comic series Rectangled? Check it out here!
http://taze.co/

So Misha is clearly pushing atheism and by that conclusion CULT101 gets an Avoid rating. Someone may say but Stephen they are trying to help people.* There are many other sites that are doing that without pushing atheism.
* I question this below.

And I have found the following...

Sadly, one encounters a lot of logical fallacies in Jehovah’s Witness’ publications. A very popular one is the Strawman Argument, which we encountered recently in the February 2015 issue of Awake, in which Watchtower asked: How did life begin? Through Evolution or Creation? The fallacy: Misleading their readers to believe Evolution attempts to explain the origin of life. But that simply isn’t true. Evolution provides an answer to the diversity of life, whereas Abiogenesis explains life’s origin. A perfect example for a Strawman Argument. A great knowledge base for the beginning skeptic.
"7 Knowledge Resources Free-Thinking And Former Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW.org) Should Try"
Posted on August 29, 2016 by xxx
but actually dates to a previous article posted on TAZE, 21 January 2015.
https://cult101.com/2016/08/29/7-knowledge-resources-free-thinking-and-former-jehovahs-witnesses-jw-org-should-try/
article originally found following a link from
http://jwalumni.org/tag/lloyd-evans/
which was a tag JW Alumni had for Lloyd Evans.

And I had to admit I was stumped as to what abiogenesis is:

Abiogenesis (AY-by-oh-JEN-e-siss]) or biopoiesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter such as simple organic compounds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis

Well it's obviously not Biblical creation. The view being put forward here is for "the beginning skeptic."

And some more...

ARE WE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS?
In conclusion:
The numbers are in and they leave no doubt: The world has never been a better place to live in. The so-called prophecies Jehovah’s Witnesses base their claim on are one size fits all: Y ou could apply them to any century in human existence and get it right. Data tells us there has been no significant increase in events described in biblical prophecy. Rather, most of the numbers have been steadily declining since 1914. There is absolutely no evidence that we are living in the Last Days.
Posted on August 29, 2016 by xxx
https://cult101.com/2016/08/29/are-we-living-in-the-last-days/

If you have a close look at the last article some of the graphs are rates. For example, homicides per hundred-thousand per year but the years given are from 1300 to 2010. The world population growth from 1300 to 2010 may suggest another story. So you have to be very careful with articles like this.

A closer analysis of this document reveals some disturbing points. There are two main problems and they are reasonably serious.

Problem 1. Misha builds his conclusion from the belief that there needs to be a growing trend since 1914 for us to believe we are living in the Last Days according to JW teachings. Most Christians probably believe we are living in the Last Days anyway but one Christian group date the time of the end according to the Book of Daniel [Chapter 12] as starting at the closing of the 1260 year prophecy as at 1798 when the Pope was taken prisoner and some view this as the church of the middle ages receiving a deadly wound. This deadly wound was healed with the Lateran Treaty in 1929 but Misha trying to build a case from 1914 seems to me like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. If we've been in the time of the end since 1798 then looking for a lot of trends from 1914 really may not be answering the question properly. And if as Misha suggests the JW view is for increasing through this period then does them being wrong make the Bible wrong? It's definitely a straw man approach.
Not all Christians believe this but see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_and_the_Catholic_Church#Attack_on_Pius_VI
http://biblelight.net/wound.htm

Problem 2. Misha claims that the numbers are now in and they leave no doubt. "Data tells us there has been no significant increase in events described in biblical prophecy." Sorry Misha but that does look a little dishonest. Some of the graphs are rates and do not give actual numbers at all. This could be considered being a little dishonest with statistics.

Problem 1 is a straw man approach. Build a false case and then knock it down.
Problem 2 shows some possible dishonesty in handling data.

Then using these "results" claiming that "There is absolutely no evidence that we are living in the Last Days" is questionably dishonest. It could also be possibly dangerous especially considering that if the warnings in the Bible are true we really need to take heed else we will have no excuse when the prophesied times of trouble do come upon this world.

Considering these points I find it difficult to believe that Misha is trying to help anyone. He appears to have a different agenda: pushing atheism and possibly using cult-like techniques with questionable documents like the one above. This sounds very serious and I feel that anyone struggling with any cult should steer well clear of this site. And with this thought I have no choice but to downgrade his rating from Avoid to Definitely Avoid.

But what about Evolution and stuff like that? For a Christian who wants to believe in a young earth created no so long ago by God it's not that easy. But nor is it simple for the evolutionists either.

Christians can say by faith we believe in God and the Bible. And evolutionists may rubbish the Bible story of Adam and Eve and a seven day creation week but it's just not that simple.

Science [with evolution] attempts to explain the natural world. But science cannot explain the supernatural world. The Bible is a spiritual book and it does explain the spiritual or supernatural world. And before Misha jumps in and says this is all bunk he should consider the following quotations:

The real UFO story must encompass all of the many manifestations being observed. It is a story of ghosts and phantoms and strange mental abberations; of an invisible world which surrounds us and occasionally engulfs us; of prophets and prophecies, and gods and demons. It is a world of illusion and hallucination where the unreal seems very real, and where reality itself is distorted by strange forces which can seemingly manipulate space, time, and physical matter—forces which are almost entirely beyond our powers of comprehension. John Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, p.46.

Recently the U.S. Government Printing Office issued a publication compiled by the Library of Congress for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research: UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography. In preparing this work, the senior bibliographer, Miss Lynn E. Catoe, actually read thousands of UFO articles, books, and publications. In her preface to this 400-page book she states:
"A large part of the available UFO literature is closely linked with mysticism and the metaphysical. It deals with subjects like mental telepathy, automatic writing, and invisible entities, as well as phenomena like poltergeist manifestations and possession. … Many of the UFO reports now being published in the popular press recount alleged incidents that are strikingly similar to demoniac possession and psychic phenomena which has long been known to theologians and parapsychologists."
John Keel, pp. 44, 45.

Thousands of mediums, psychics, and UFO contactees have been receiving mountains of messages from "Ashtar" in recent years. Mr. Ashtar represents himself as a leader in the great intergalactic councils which hold regular meetings on Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and many planets unknown to us. But Ashtar is not a new arrival. Variations of this name, such as Ashtaroth, Ashar, Asharoth, etc., appear in demonological literature throughout history, both in the Orient and the Occident. Mr. Ashtar has been around a very long time, posing as assorted gods and demons and now, in the modern phase, as another glorious spaceman.
John Keel, p.230.

The endless messages from the space people would now fill a library, and while the communicators claim to represent some other world, the contents of those messages are identical to the messages long received by mediums and mystics. p. 183.

Meanwhile, mediums, telepaths, sensitives, and UFO contactees throughout the world were all reporting identical messages. There was definitely going to be an unprecedented event on December 24, 1967. Ashtar was talking through Ouija boards to people who had never before heard the name. Another busy entity named Orlon was spreading the word. The curious thing about these messages was that they were all phrased in the same manner, no matter what language was being used. They all carried the same warning. p. 282.

Many predictions of the December twenty-fourth disaster had been documented well in advance of that date. These messages came through in many different countries, from people who had no knowledge of or communication with one another. The UFO contactees received the same identical messages as the trance mediums communing with spirits. A link had been established. It was now clear (to me anyway) that all of these people were tuned into a central source. My earlier speculations seemed true—the UFO entities and the spirit entities were part of the same gigantic system. ... Some of the entities were evil liars. p. 283.

John Alva Keel, born Alva John Kiehle (March 25, 1930 - July 3, 2009) was an American journalist and influential UFOlogist who is best known as author of The Mothman Prophecies.

In 1967, Keel popularized the term "Men In Black" in an article for the men's adventure magazine Saga, entitled "UFO Agents of Terror". According to Keel, he initially sought to explain UFOs as extraterrestrial visitations, but later abandoned this hypothesis. His third book, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse published in 1970, linked UFOs to supernatural concepts such as monsters, ghosts and demons. Keel used the term "ultraterrestrials" to describe UFO occupants he believed to be non-human entities capable of taking on whatever form they want.

His 1975 book, The Mothman Prophecies was Keel's account of his investigation into alleged sightings in West Virginia of a huge, winged creature called the "Mothman." The book combines Keel's account of receiving strange phone calls with reports of mutilated pets and culminates with the December 15, 1967, collapse of the Silver Bridge across the Ohio River. The book was widely popularized as the basis of a 2002 film of the same name starring Richard Gere.

Prolific and imaginative, Keel was considered a significant influence within the UFO and Fortean genre.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Keel

The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 psychological thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. ... The film stars Richard Gere as John Klein, a reporter who researches the legend of the Mothman.
The film claims to be based on actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mothman_Prophecies_(film)

A gigantic spiritual system that is communicating to this world through ouija board messages, mediums, telepaths, UFO contactees and so on? And just who is this Ashtar guy?

Science gives no answer to this.

The Bible gives us all the answers.

And hardened skeptic that he was, John Keel made an amazing statement towards the end of his book about the UFO phenomenon:

The Bible warns us that during "the last days" this planet will be overrun with wonders in the sky and false prophets and performers of miracles.
John Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, p.306.

Could anyone else have said it any better?

And for CULT101/TAZE/JW Alumni?
Jehovah rating: Definitely Avoid.

Danny Haszard
http://dannyhaszard.com/

"WATCHTOWER Jehovah's Witnesses WHISTLE BLOWER"

Added 19 Oct 2017.

Danny Haszard is a third-generation Jehovah's Witness. He grew up believing the end of the world was just around the corner. Worldly concerns were unimportant - getting braces on his teeth, accepting his developing sexuality, finishing high school and even treating his ulcerative colitis took a back seat to the sureness of the rapture ahead. But a few years back, Haszard began to question the teachings of his church, and he ultimately left the spiritual community altogether. Since then, he says, he's been shunned; he thinks his mother died recently in Florida, but he has been unable to make contact with church members or his family. "Basically, I got voted off the island because I didn't sell enough Watchtowers," he says. Now, angry, sick and on a mission, he stages a one-man picket on a noisy corner across from Bangor’s City Hall.
http://dannyhaszard.com/haszardtext.htm

Don't take my word for it INVESTIGATE for yourself be a healthy skeptic, use your critical thinking skills.
http://dannyhaszard.com/haszard.htm

"ultimately left the spiritual community altogether"
"be a healthy skeptic"

Not a happy site. A lot of anger shows through—which he obviously has quite a few reasons for. Also there is an underlying current of skepticism but it is not really being pushed. Not exactly a hidden agenda but we couldn't endorse this as Jehovah friendly. Not necessarily to avoid, but just not endorsed.

Jehovah rating: Not Endorsed.

Ex Jehovah's Witnesses of Los Angeles
http://exjwslosangeles.org/

Added 22 Oct 2017.
Technically this site is not really dead—but as Ex Jehovah's Witnesses of Los Angeles it looks like it is. Opening the site now shows the home of a Los Angeles Hip Hop Radio station. If there are any ex-JW messages here they aren't obviously listed. Only time will tell. Info from earlier group running this site follows:

Now there is help for you!
We know how lost and alone ex Jehovah’s Witnesses feel when they leave the Watchtower Society. We serve the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas, so join us and share your experiences with us. We are a Christian-based group, but all former Witnesses are welcome.

You are not alone anymore!
Every day, Jehovah’s Witnesses are leaving the Watchtower organization by the hundreds, even thousands! The problem is that when you leave the Organization, you lose many of your friends and family members. You are accused of “apostacy” and everyone you knew and loved now “shuns” you. In our group, since we have all “been there, and done that,” we understand what you are experiencing.
http://exjwslosangeles.org/about

Jehovah rating: Very Good.

exjw REUNITED
http://www.exjw-reunited.co.uk/

Added 5 May 2018.
About January 2016, the following notice appeared:

"Website currently under reconstruction"

with just an image displaying and all previous pages and links gone.
And this state of affairs stayed the same till about the end of April 2018. Then the site appears to have gone completely dead, and here we are.

Some old info dating from 2015 follows:

"This website is a compassionate and objective resource for Jehovah Witnesses who have left or are thinking of leaving the religion. Join us to share opinions, read others' experiences, make new lifestyle choices and get the support and information you need to live a full and happy life after JW."

Rachel Underhill, ...
“When I left the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I found it really difficult to adjust and couldn’t find help anywhere,” Rachel says. “Those early days were so difficult and I've always felt that if I could have talked to someone, or emailed someone who was going through the same thing, it would have helped me so much. That’s why I decided to start this website, to help people who have either experienced or who are experiencing the same thing as I went though when I left the religion.”

“Here, at exJW-reunited, people can chat to each other, offer suggestions and encouragement and get back in touch with old JW friends. I am sure there are many who, like me, lost contact with others who left; now realise what they must have gone through and wonder how they are. It’s just the kind of site I would have valued when I was thinking of leaving the religion, so I’m hoping others will value it now.”
http://www.exjw-reunited.co.uk/News.htm

Their Home page has 8 large picture sections to choose from:
Careers, Celebrations, Leisure, Relationships, Spirituality, Style, Support, and Travel.
And a general menu along the top of the page:
Home, Stories, Facts, News, Forum, Register, and Contact.

However, selecting Spirituality opens their page with the following listed under the main heading of Spirituality:

Aetheism - Worship - Religious Groups - Healer - Alternative & Complementary Therapists
www.UKSpirituality.org
www.beyourownguru.com
www.TheLotusPath.org
www.Bestpsychicsource.com
www.beliefnet.com
http://www.exjw-reunited.co.uk/Spirituality.htm

None of these sites suggested appear to be actually supportive of Christianity. The closest you get is beliefnet.com but Christianity is only one offering of quite a few. Their Inspiration tab mentions angels and astrology along with Christian. In fact it appears to be a mixed bag with a lot of different types of religions apart from some Christian ones mentioned such as:

Bahai Faith, Falun Gong, Jainism, New Thought, Nation of Islam, Pagan & Earth Based, Scientology, Secular Philosophies, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarian Universalism, and Zoroastrianism. And there's probably some others hiding around.
see http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/index.aspx

And for listing an event on the UKSpirituality site you have to accept pledges of which one is:

Emphasize that there is no single answer to life's great questions, no one way of understanding the sacred element of life, and no one spiritual path that is right for everyone.
http://www.ukspirituality.org/newlders.cfm

OK there is some interesting stuff here but I obviously couldn't endorse this site as Jehovah friendly. In fact just what sort of a friendly rating could this site have? Considering the heading for their Spirituality page and the site links given if I was thinking of a friendly rating it would have to be

No God, One God, Many Gods friendly.

And considering this is the Spirituality supported on this site up front from the Home page [it's not even a hidden agenda] I really have to go with Avoid.

Jehovah rating: Avoid.

Jehovah's Witness Blog
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/

Currently showing an advert for the site by the domain provider. Possibly meaning it looks dead.

But they have a facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/JehovahsWitnessBlog/

My last gathered info for the old main site follows...

"Denouncing Jehovah's Kingdom"

Possibly a clue in their subtitle?

This is Jaymes Payten's site—he's the founder and one of the original presenters on JW Podcast. See my review.

Welcome to JWB (Jehovah's Witness Blog), where we denounce Jehovah's kingdom and take a look at the funny side of being a Witness. JWB is designed to help people make up their mind about joining or leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses.
We take an in depth look at their beliefs and analyse the history of Jehovah's Witnesses and expose the truth about this group, including the bits they don't want you to know.
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/

Sounds good? I thought so too until I looked at their [not small] area on Bible Prophecy. These are not part of the blog but a large section showing at the bottom of the opening page and every page. Note: not WBTS Prophecy, but Bible Prophecy.

On the virgin birth:

This botched sign of a false prophecy cannot honestly be used as a prophecy about Jesus. ...
As for this being a prophecy that Jesus fulfilled: on a scale of 1-10 I think you'll agree that I'm being generous in giving it a zero.
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/bible-prophecy/jesus-christ/

When Jesus Christ was born:

So, having our hero born in Bethlehem does not fulfil a prophecy about the messiah being of the clan of Bethlehem. ... But there is no record that Jesus was of the clan of Bethlehem or that he was born in Bethlehem or anywhere else. ...
Just as in the first “proof-text” of the supposed prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, this second on when Jesus Christ was born has been a complete disappointment, and has just served to reveal still more errors in the Bible.
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/bible-prophecy/jesus-christ-born/

Blogs are difficult to rate as anything can happen. Posts can change on a daily basis and one day be supportive and another day not. But the posts showing of course would be at the discretion of the person[s] running the site. That being the case some of the articles here I have seen are very derogatory of Christianity. Some examples:

Zombie Jesus – The Untold Story
Submitted by Jaymes on April 12, 2015 - 1:24 pm
Has small drawing of Jesus looking like a zombie in a zombie type of walk with title He Hath Risen!
"I saw him come back to life, but the man I saw rise seemed altered, different in a strange way. I could tell it was him, but his face had changed. Was his flesh rotting? Was his heart beating? I cannot answer these questions, what I do know is that this man was returned to the world, but he was no man, rather a shadow of a man that once was. In an earlier vision, I saw him commanding other men to eat his flesh and drink his blood, then saw visions of these men changing too."
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/christian-beliefs/zombie-jesus/

Eve and The Snake – Part One
Submitted by Jaymes on April 22, 2015 - 10:53 pm
"Adam is again off somewhere. God knows where. ...
I had fought off the light beings when I was younger. They let me blossom before coming for me, and they came. At first, they came alone. I begged my husband, yet he did nothing. They then came after me in packs until I couldn’t fight them any longer.
Azazel was the one that continued to hunt me. Gabriel and the others didn’t care much for me after they had their way with me, but Azazel was different. He enjoyed being inside me. ... As he threw me onto my stomach, he lent in, pulling my hair back whilst he placed himself in me."
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/bible/eve-and-the-snake-part-one/

Bible “Family Values”
Submitted by Steve on July 19, 2015 - 9:38 pm
This is point number 3:
Need God to help you out with some overwhelming task? Offer to burn your daughter as a sacrifice to God and he’ll be sure to help you.

And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord: “If you give the Ammonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/bible/bible-family-values/

The first two articles here are Jaymes' and show his thoughts on Christianity and the Bible pretty clearly. And the article by Steve, obviously supported by Jaymes, shows the general trend of this site and also fits in well with the large section on Bible prophecy. These articles are very insulting of Christianity and the Bible hence the rating.

JWB claims to take an in depth look at JW beliefs and analyse the history of Jehovah's Witnesses but a large part of this site appears to be a direct attack on the Bible and Christianity.

So no matter how good the actual JW articles are, this site gets a strong definitely avoid rating.

See also JW Podcast on my ratings page.

Jehovah rating: Definitely Avoid.

Jehovah's Witness Outreach Project
http://www.witness-outreach.com/

Looks like the main site has closed and the bunch have moved to facebook. As such it is no longer strictly a "site" and also operating like a blog they are very difficult to rate. But the facebook page does not appear to have any recent activity and a link to twitter appears to be dead. Site completely abandoned?
see https://www.facebook.com/JWOP2

My last gathered info dated before 26 Sep 2015 follows...

Jehovah's Witness Outreach Project

We have created this site as an educational tool to enable you in making your decision as to joining, or leaving, the Jehovah's Witness denomination. We have cited all of our resource information so that you can verify the accuracy and see that we do not distort the facts, take information out of context, or spread lies.

... many take the view that Jehovah's Witness teachings are very compelling, thus they are convinced that the Jehovah's Witness denomination is the only one with real Biblical truth. On the other end, many are equally convinced that Jehovah's Witness teachings are faulty and thus view the denomination as a false religion.

Because of these opposite views it was decided to create this website so that you, the reader, can make an informed personal decision regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses and whether their teachings are genuine, biblical truth.We are a group who simply shows the bare facts on the Jehovah Witness teachings and compare them directly with the Bible without bias.

Whether you are a Jehovah's Witness or simply someone interested in the religion, we pray that our Heavenly Father guides you into His truth through the workings of His Holy Spirit.

Inclusion in these lists does not automatically endorse all content within the links.
Please use good sense, prayer, and biblical reasoning.
General Links
...
Challenging the Atheists
...

Sounds like fun!

Jehovah rating: Very Good.

Jehovah's Witness Truth
http://jehovahswitnesstruth.com/

OK something is going on here. Last checked 8 March 2018 and is redirecting to the official JW site https://www.jw.org/en/. Probably means the main organization has bought the domain which would have become available and are using it to get a bit more traffic. Kudos to them. Or the old bunch are still there and up to something? Only time will tell.

My last gathered info for the old bunch follows...

Information site with very limited site links. But information looks good.
On entry opens to Table of Contents with some topics:

DISCREPENCIES IN THE TRANSLATION
[about the New World Translation, the JW Bible--Stephen]

QUESTIONABLE DOCTRINE
subtopics listed: 1914, Blood, Born again, The Magi, The Cross, The Little Flock, The Great Pyramid, Spiritual growth by grace not law

QUESTIONABLE ORIGINS
listed: Nelson Barbour, Emphatic Diaglott

QUESTIONABLE ART
listed: Picnic or Paradise

Various quotes:

True Christians follow God’s Written Word and not any individual or organization. We thoroughly examine all doctrine to ensure that it is in agreement with Scripture. When our beliefs are questioned we should be able to explain or defend our beliefs with Scriptural evidence. Remember whenever a question or debate was brought before Jesus He expressed His authority and always had the last word.
http://jehovahswitnesstruth.com/

No one can predict by science or scripture the coming of Jesus. The emphasis is on preparation, not calculation {Matt 24:44}. But being the loving savior that he is he gives us an edge on knowing. We don’t have the time but we know what will happen before his coming.

Jesus’ coming will be obvious, unexpected, sudden, and in a twinkle of an eye be seen by all, just as if lightning would flash from the eastern horizon across the sky to the western horizon, filling the whole space. So will the return of the Christ be {Matt 24:27}. He will not be in any secret place or out in the desert. His return will be unmistakable {Matt 24:26}. Will we be caught off guard? Just like in Noah’s day we will be going about our daily business. There will be no time for last minute repenting or bargaining, whatever choice we make will determine our eternity. Just as the judgment during the flood caught them unaware, so will the return of Christ catch us unaware {Matt 24:38}. There will be deep mourning among the people of the earth, because unbelievers will suddenly realize that they had chosen the wrong side {Matt24:3}.
http://jehovahswitnesstruth.com/1914.htm

Observations on the article Picnic or Paradise [see Questionable Art]. OK obviously Christians are going to have a lot of different views here and I don't hold some of the points being made. Nevertheless this is their response to the JW view and I am not going to condemn them for that.
see http://jehovahswitnesstruth.com/menu.html

Jehovah rating: Very Good.

Jehovahs Witnesses Revealed
http://jehovahswitnessrevealed.com/

My last gathered info dated before 25 Sep 2015 follows...

Looks like a straight information site. No obvious hidden motives.
There does not appear to be an About or Who We Are section to read. But the articles, videos look pretty informative; about Blood Transfusions, Christmas, The Other Sheep, Jehovahs Witness in the News, Jehovah's Witness Videos, Hot Topics, stuff like that.

Let me ask everyone a question. Based on all the miss information about the end of the world and the false prophecies, the flip flops on organ transplants, the ban on vaccinations at one point and more, would you really let your child die based on what the Watchtower said? How can it be “Gods Organization”?

There is also a featured video and a categories and blogroll menu, along with an advert for Bible Trivia and some blog links to a non-denominational church group.

Doesn't look like any hidden anti-Bible agendas here.

Jehovah rating: Very good.

Watchtower & Awakening
http://www.watchtowerandawakening.com/

Looks like bunch have moved to facebook.
see https://www.facebook.com/Watchtower-Awakening-520018241426790/
Also looks like they're now calling themselves Apostate Awake.

My last gathered info dated before 16 Apr 2016 follows...

An Apostate's Blog On Atheism, Agnosticism and Reason
[well there's a pretty big clue--Stephen]

This blog is a venting of creative steam that will manifest the whirlwind in my mind and commit it to a website for the benefit of either

those that have gone (or are going) through a de-conversion
people curious about atheism, agnosticism and reason
readers with genuine disagreement who would like to open a dialogue

An Atheist at Christmas
As an atheist, apostate and skeptic, I am asked the same question every year.

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. [this was a quote--Stephen]

Jehovah's Blessing
To an atheist, there are many strange and unsubstantiated claims we hear regularly. One of the most prevalent is the confirmation bias of attributing good things as 'God's blessings' and bad things as either 'Satan' or just 'life'.

And so on and so on and so on...
Admittedly looking at this site the atheistic push seems to be forefront to any investigation of the WBTS.

Jehovah rating: Avoid.

Watch Tower Investigation
http://www.watchtowerinvestigation.com/

Added 19 Oct 2017.

‘Willful Blindness’ is a term that I have heard that I believe aptly describes the attitude of many Jehovah’s Witnesses. My guess is that they feel they have too much invested in their life as Jehovah’s Witnesses to deal with any possibility that they have been wrong.

Willful Blindness does not stand up in man’s court and it certainly will not stand up in Jehovah God’s court. You may want to think about that if you plan to follow the Watch Tower Society for an eternity without so much as questioning their credentials.

This organization has destroyed families and taken away the happiness of thousands upon thousands of people some of whom simply could not accept some particular Watchtower teaching. This same organization that told Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1943 that man could never get into orbit demands that Witnesses not dare to even question them.

There is so much proof in their own literature that condemns the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society as false teachers and false prophets, that there is absolutely no excuse for anyone who chooses to ignore it and remains a member of the Watch Tower organization.
http://www.watchtowerinvestigation.com/the-watch-ttower-from-the-beginning.html

Doesn't take much to read here to realise this is Jehovah friendly.
The site map probably gives a better view of this site else looks like long pages of writing.

Topics include:
The Watch Tower from the beginning
Where in the Bible does it say Jesus was created?
Are Jehovah's Witnesses the only group that preach the good news?
Thousands Dead & Dying; but does anybody care?

OK but has an irritating drop down asking you to share the site with friends in Facebook every now and then.

Jehovah rating: Very Good.


Armageddon Museum CULT101 Danny Haszard - Watchtower Whistleblower Ex Jehovah's Witnesses of Los Angeles exjw REUNITED Jehovah's Witness Blog Jehovah's Witness Outreach Project Jehovah's Witness Truth Jehovahs Witnesses Revealed JW Alumni TAZE Watchtower & Awakening Watch Tower Investigation

Further, this is a work in progress. Will add if any others found. If I have accidentally added a site and you find it is actually still active or bounced back from the world wide web netherworld, let me know and I will move it back to my ratings page.

For an understanding of the ratings approach I use and how it came into existence see my Being True to Jehovah page.

* any not really sure will leave on both pages. After some time say [pick a number] months will consider a site fully dead and info will be completely removed from rated sites page and fully reside here.


References
gravestone
www.clipartbest.com

coffin
clipartfreefor.com

grim reaper
gallery.yopriceville.com

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Companion pages

Being True to Jehovah
My intro page about navigating the plethora of information sites that are available for JWs who may be questioning why they are where they are.

Rated Sites for JWs searching for the truth about the WBTS.
This is my list of rated sites for Jehovah's Witnesses who are searching for the truth about the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Basically the same list of rated sites as on my Being True to Jehovah page but as their own stand-alone page. And more information about how and why this list was constructed can be found on my Being True to Jehovah page.

Approved sites for JWs searching for the truth about the WBTS.
A small number of anti-JW information sites are atheistic, or anti-God, or anti-Bible. But there are actually many that do not have an anti-God or anti-Bible agenda. And some even have a positive bias. Here's a list of the good ones that I have found.

Sites to Avoid for JWs searching for the truth about the WBTS.
Though the majority of anti-JW information sites are supportive of God, the Bible, and Christianity, or non-negative, there is a small number that are atheistic, or anti-God, or anti-Bible. Here's a list of the negative ones that I have found. Avoid.

Fun Stuff
MISSING: 107 Million Atheists! Where did they go?
Using the 2012 and 2015 Gallup International poll results for the demographics of atheism suggests that 107 Million Atheists are now missing. Where did they go?